Toronto Blue Jays GM pulled off the unthinkable trade this morning for David Price, among the top 2-4 starting pitchers in the game. The only problem is he’ll be a free agent at the end of the season in September or October if they make it to the playoffs? NOBODY saw that coming!

Yes the Blue Jays won with their “new” short stop! 8 runs for the Blue Jays new short stop, Troy Tulowitzki, who spent almost 10 years in Colorado, finished the game with a 2 run home run & 2 doubles for a total of 4 RBIs & 2 runs scored. Do I expect this for every game? Not at all. His defense is also superior to Jose Reyes. He drove in 4 runs & scored 2 or 3 including his home run? Welcome to the Blue Jays, I hope the GM has another “ninja like trade” in the works for a pitcher. Nobody saw this trade coming so it’s been called “ninja”/”league of shadows” trade, despite this being talked about in the off season & during the month of May again. I think Tulowitzki just shut up all of the GM haters. Jose Bautista was right though when he spoke to the media saying “It’s a good baseball move, but not one we really needed”. They were all thinking a trade would mean a big name pitcher would be coming to Toronto. The trade deadline is tomorrow. I won’t be close to even opening this door. Friday you’re on your own. I’ll be on the couch watching the activity in MLB.

All of this is great but ay 51W-51L it seems too late with 60 games left in the season? 2 or 3 guys have a lot of pressure on them to carry the Jays to the playoffs, especially with 13 games against the New York Yankees

Now that so many sporting events have adopted the challenge flag, it needs to be changed somewhat. Make the on field officials responsible for their mistakes. Don’t let them hide behind “Oh, the guy in whatever city called it after the review”. No. Have the head official at the game & the challenging coach watch the video together. If the coach isn’t satisfied with the result & begins to argue, toss him from the game. Make the officials at the game take responsibility for the call. Be it CFL, NFL, MLB, NHL or the NBA. I only watch Blue Jays baseball & as much CFL as possible, & a very minimal amount of NHL. I don’t know if the NBA has a challenge rule?

Another Halestorm contest entry with a solo for the song “Mayhem”

The Gaslight Anthem announce hiatus after 4 or 5 albums? They remind of Gin Blossoms.

Dr. Dre to release new album

I don’t listen to rap, so be WARNED!!!!

Tour dates for A. D. D.

What a new Trivium video & an album release date of October 2nd!!??

This day just gets better & better!

19 years ago Sublime released their self titled album


2 members of “Walk off the Earth”

10 best Disturbed songs, but I’m not 23 anymore? LANGUAGE!!!!

Audio from the upcoming “Iron Maiden” album to be released on October 2nd

1000 Foo Fighters fans play “Learn to Fly” asking for a Foo Fighters show in northern Italy!

Like them or hate them it’s beyond AWESOME!!!

Does anyone even care about Axl & Friends aka “Guns n’ Roses” anymore

Too funny not to share….

New Finger Eleven out tomorrow.

Songs I like. “Mr. Big” The only ’80s hair metal band I like. Only one CD for #TBT!

Yes their “Power Ballad”. I assume my parents bought the CD for me?  Based on this tune, then quickly realized there were much better songs on the album. I was young 10-12 I’m guessing.

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The Toronto Blue Jays made a BIG trade Monday evening/Tuesday morning. All-Star short stop & 3 pitching prospects to Colorado for arguably the best short stop in baseball & a 42 year old reliever. Tonight we’ll see the new short stop in action!

I heard “Kid A” by Radiohead once, left, bought all the way up to & including “In Rainbows”, then left them completely.

Halestorm shared it…

Megadeth reveal 15 song track list for their 15th studio album!

10 best metal songs about blood of course any metal fan is going to assume Slayer’s “Raining Blood” is on the list & it is. The rest I’ve never heard of or I just don’t like even with Slayer that is the only album I want/listen to.

Metallica now has Comic books written about them.

New video from “Clutch”

Foo Fighters shared it & it’s HILARIOUSLY FANTASTIC!!! Watch the entire video to see the AWESOME farmer tan at the end!!

Dave Grohl’s broke leg air drumming rehab & more

Danny DeVito & Jimmy Fallon play inflatable flip cups!

“Eagles of Death Metal” on the sexiness of new album.

Arguably their biggest hit, Josh Homme, (Queens of the Stone Age) on drums. Video with Dave Grohl & Jack Black.

Are we going to end up saying “Ah, next year” for a Tool album? At this point we might as well round it up to a decade! From the 2006/most recent release.

Songs I like. “Moxy Fruvous” one CD.

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“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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Judas Priest fall tour dates, even one here in Regina!

22 years ago, July 27th, Smashing Pumpkins released “Siamese Dream”

Dave Grohl “I cried like a @#$%^!*& baby watching Florence & The Machine cover Foo Fighters at Glastonbury.

I like Rob Zombie, just as much as I like White Zombie

Sevendust reveal new album details

You just keep doing your thing Disturbed…………..

New Order release new song 10 years later.

Clutch have detailed their upcoming tour & track listing for their new album. No Canadian dates!

Jimmy Fallon & Tom Cruise lip sync battle

It would’ve been better if he’d done the “Risky Business” bit.

Metal fans unite. Mastodon touring with Judas Priest. The Mastodon to tour with Clutch & Corrosion of Conformity.

Seems like Randy Blythe, Lamb of God, is speaking to a Gene Simmons wannabe?

Frank Zappa fans, here you go! I know nothing about him other than his name?

Walk off the Earth shared it…

Seth Rogen in holiday movie. LANGUAGE!!

John Oliver, don’t know why but it’s been shown again. LANGUAGE!!!

I hope this clears up the “Teenage Time Killers” deal with Dave Grohl playing mostly bass for the entire album?

Really? Death metal vocalists you can understand, I can think of 3 not 10?

None of my 3 made the list. Pretty much all of these groups I don’t listen to because of the voices. I do own 2 Children of Bodom albums, but I only listen to one about once a year.

Here’s the 3 I was thinking of…

Puscifer album & single/video. Maybe Tool is cash poor? 9 years since the release of “10,000 Days”?! “Maynard, go make some money with Puscifer or A Perfect Circle before we forget the songs in our heads”! Song inside the link. sensation, Rob Scallon, plays 31 riffs in one minute.

Songs I like. “Motorhead” I keep requesting it at weddings, but the DJ wont play “Ace of Spades”

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These posts may become a bit random over the course of the summer?

The more I listen to the new “Lamb of God”, the more I like it! “Highly Suspect” is also really good!h best rock albums of 2015 so far. 10 best Pantera songs

New Metallica bassist, Robert Trujillo, has a side project in the works


Oh, John Oliver is hilarious & usually right on target.

Seether announce USA tour

This was quite a few years ago, 2005. Yes it reminds me of Nirvana a lot.

Billy Corgan on the death of Kurt Cobain

31 years ago Metallica released “Ride the Lightning”

A member of Axl & friends (G n’ R) quit? WHO SAW THAT COMING? EVERYONE!!!!

Muppet Mockumentary!!!!!! I hope the Muppets are coming back, along with Muppet Babies?

Keith Richards video

Remember “Puddle of Mud”? The singer has been arrested.

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog

Watch a trailer for a documentary starring Will Ferrell

I tend to agree that technology is affecting us for better & worse. You really don’t have to remember anything. If you can’t figure out something everyone goes right to the phone in your pocket. Long debate but worth the watch.

Slipknot fall 2015 tour dates

Florence & The Machine’s short film

Songs I like. “Michael Jackson”

Yes, I know, not his OWN song but he’s part of the “Jackson 5”

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“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl




Sorry this is late? Had to watch the Saskatchewan Roughriders lose another game, that makes us 0W-5L. My football team & my baseball, Toronto Blue Jays aren’t going to make the playoffs! I’m calling it now! I’ll be watching & they’ll both keep losing, could be worse though?

Roger Waters of “Pink Floyd”sits in with “My Morning Jacket” at festival!

This album was released 14 years ago & sold 300 copies in it’s first week July 24th.

AC/DC released “Back in Black” 35 years ago July 25th

Loudwire list of 100 metal facts

32 years ago July 25th Metallica released “Kill ’em All”

50 hard rock/metal drummers by Subjective remember, but also a pretty good list!

Paramore’s debut album “All We Know is Falling” was released 10 years ago on July 26th.

I’ve been listening to the new “Lamb of God” quite a bit, not much different from previous albums, really good for “Lamb of God”fans. I can’t see new fans saying “Oh, this is great!!!! Where did this band come from????”. The only noticeable difference for me was the clean singing mixed with the death vocals on the song “Overlord”. I have never heard “Lamb of God” do that, but they do it well. This album does remind me of their 3 albums I really enjoyed “As The Palaces Burn”, “Ashes of the Wake”, & “Sacrament”.

I continue wanting to listen to the first 3 Foo Fighters albums & the recently released debut album from “Highly Suspect”

Didn’t even know he was writing a book, should be a good/weird read for fans. I not really a big fan of the other stuff he did outside of Pantera.

Korn fans Jonathan Davis has been sued.

Paramore shared it….

Songs I like. “Metallica” Yes I like one album, 2 originals & 1 cover. The album with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

A Symphony Orchestra always changes the game for me!

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“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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Kim threw out her back yesterday? She took some Tylenol when she came home yesterday. She’s home today since she can’t really move. She’s in bed at the moment.

Yes, I grabbed the new “Lamb of God” album last night to listen to while going to sleep. I fell asleep too fast only heard half of the album. I’ll let you know that the firs 5 songs are REALLY good for fans of “As the Palaces Burn”, “Ashes of the Wake”, & “Sacrament”, as for the rest of the album I’ll tell you more next week.

The music I listen to can be very offensive to others, & I get that. That’s why I don’t force my music to be played here on the stereo when Kim is home unless it’s something we both like or if it’s “….my birthday…..”

Rap music is my Kryptonite If it’s not “Beastie Boys” I’m out! Yes I like Bicardi rum!

For me most country music & rap music aren’t for me, slightly offensive. I don’t go to football games for the music. I say just play country music & 75% of the crowd will love it. Yes, more country music, I can tolerate it, it won’t make my ears bleed……………..much.

I forgot, I fell on Thursday doing my yoga. Not the first time & likely not the last.

Can we talk about wussy baseball players for a second? Good, thank you! There was a day game in Oakland yesterday. Blue Jays SS (Short Stop) had a ball thrown from the outfield. It bounced twice. Once on the ground, & once on the base runners back into Jose Reyes’ teeth, he left the game. Why?How many times have I blocked a ground ball with my chest, have a ball hit my head while at bat with a batting helmet on, etc. Just suck it up & maybe EARN the multi million dollar pay check to play a game? I’ve taken a baseball to the mouth before, no blood, stay in the game. I’ve left a game twice with an injury. Stretched tendons in my knee after colliding with a 1B player, & running flat out into foul ground to catch a pop up then two steps later running into a chain link fence, bending the top about a foot while getting a bruise, winded, & possibly some cracked ribs? If you’re being paid millions of dollars to play a game, suck it up & get on the playing surface Especially baseball, a baseball won’t hurt you unless you let it! Play the ball, don’t let the ball play you. I’m pretty sure one of my coaches said that.

Mumford & Sons music video

Halestorm atop mainstream rock

Teenage Time Killers’ album lineup!

Out Friday, July 31st

The link says it all. Not a big deal to me,since I’m not that into them.

25 year anniversary of Pantera’s “Cowboys From Hell” album. LANGUAGE!!! One F-Bomb

Jimmy Fallon’s Madison Square Garden experience with U2

New Prince album announced!! How did I become a fan of Prince? I couldn’t tell you?

Paramore’s Hayley Williams gets an award. I’m old, I knew 2 groups out of 6, & only her name.

Hulk Hogan fired by WWE. I haven’t watched any type of wrestling in decades. I did practice with the wrestling team early on in high school though.

Why would he want to play the roll of almost every Star Wars fan’s most unliked character?

Disturbed are still kickin’ around

Bono launches his own brand on sunglasses

Neil Young thinks he can change the world by taking on Monsanto

I guess his “free world” doesn’t allow him to grow any of his food? I’m pro GMO, I’m cool if you aren’t ONLY IF you grow you grow your fruit & vegetables in your garden, if not, you do a scientific study & prove that 60% are wrong.

Watch the results from the audience after the debate , 32% pro, 30% against & 38% undecided before the debate, between scientists. After the debate 60% pro, 31% against, 9% undecided. I don’t vote, so I can’t complain, until you’re growing your food in your garden the way you want, what gives you the right to complain? It’s hard to argue with 1000s of scientific studies that result in favour of using GMOs. I guess the scientists keep getting it wrong?

Layne Staley, Alice in Chains, was offered the singing duties for “Audioslave” before he passed away from a heroin over dose. Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, got the job.

How “The Yardbirds” revolutionized rock.

Wolf Gang Van Halen article/interview about studio work with Mark Tremonti

Weezer spoof Tinder in new video

Stream the new “Finger Eleven” album

Coheed & Cambria’s house renters turn home in to an illegal grow op

Radiohead did different stuff no one really thought of with guitar. Somebody else will pop up & possibly do something different too?

New Janet Jackson video

Five Finger Death Punch? Not for me thanks.


Big Wreck shared it…

Today’s Rock It Out Blog

Songs I like. “Melissa Auf Der Maur” the red headed bass player for Hole then The Smashing Pumpkins. She released 2 solo albums, one of them you will not find.

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I really would like this to be conversation between myself & the readers. I’m telling you my story of the music I like, now you tell me what you’re into? I’m not about to judge anyone on their listening choices, that would be weird coming from a music fan. Please, let’s make this interactive, in a good way? If I haven’t checked it out or mentioned it on here, teach me please?

I’m going to watch “Blue Jays in 0:30 minutes”. I MUCH prefer watching a 3 hour pitching dual where the score is 1 or 2-0. For me it has to be really close & low scoring or a total blow-out for one team! They lost……………………..again.

iTunes Match, “….thanks, that was fun….” now were leaving you in the dust like MANY others are! Home Sharing for us now!

Halestorm article/interview

“Slash can say whatever he wants about Axl Rose”. Sure he was in arguably one of the biggest bands around at the time.

If you like Nickleback there’s a VERY GOOD chance you’ll enjoy “Theory of a Deadman”, if you haven’t heard them.

Worst to first Tool albums. My favourite song without a pile of language below

Watch these soon they’ll likely be taken off of youtube very soon?

Kurt Cobain ‘Montage of Heck’ & “Soaked in Bleach’ both on youtube, but ‘Montage of Heck’ will not let me embed the link to share it.

Pentatonix documentary ‘On My Way Home’ on

I’m not sharing those links since they could be taken down from youtube soon? I watched ‘Montage of Heck’ yesterday & just found it weird.

Chevy Chase appearance on Jimmy Fallon

U2 enlist the help of The Roots & Jimmy Fallon at Madison Square Gardens

“Glorious Sons” not a metal group or heavy in anyway, just a really good rock band I have never listened to, I’ve heard the name in passing though. They have stuff on iTunes. Show on October 15th. Tickets on sale tomorrow July 24th. For those in Regina.

Miranda Lambert duet days after announcing divorce from Blake Shelton

Halestorm with Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) preforming “Hunger Strike” live! I REALLY like this song

Remember “Lamb of God” fans it coming tomorrow or late tonight, depending on where you live?

Tremonti & Trivium in Toronto only as far as a Canadian tour date goes?! You know since we all live in Ontario or B.C…………………………….NOT!!!!!

Avenged Sevenfold part ways with drummer. I have 6? of their albums & never really bother to listen to them.

20 “best” songs by Dolly Parton

I like “The Beastie Boys” but all day could easily get boring?

Today’s Rock It Out Blog

If “Sum-41” can do something in the style of the “Screaming Bloody Murder” album, I’m all for Brownsound’s come back!!!

Not much going on in the music side of things today. Our 12.5lbs dog is driving me crazy today. It’s been cloudy all day, it’s raining & he heard thunder earlier. In other words he’s been panting & shaking like a leaf for most of the day. Kim deals with him throughout the night, then I deal with him all day. He’s been this way for quite a few weeks now? I think he’s getting old fast. He mostly lays at the door, scratching it & whining.

We had a noise complaint about him early on last year when we both went out one day & forgot to leave the TV on for Brewster. Since then we haven’t left him alone. We take him to my parents house, Mitch & Rachel’s place, or Sherry & James’ house. We pretty much have to get a sitter for our dog? He seems to be getting worse with age, he wasn’t like this 3 weeks ago? He’s on anxiety pills now, they aren’t helping & he’s been on them long enough to have them in his system.

Songs I like. “Megadeth”

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“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl